If you haven’t figured it out by this point, Shiraz is one of the biggest surprises I’ve seen in town, and one of the best dining experiences I’ve had period. To measure up with the likes of Michelin-star restaurants is not something we should expect or ask for. If you still claim we cannot expect high class cuisine in Prince George, I want to rub your face firmly into Shiraz’s menu like an antagonist in an episode of Ren & Stimpy. There was an option on the debit for a 20% tip; I left it. I had it to spare. If you could believe this, that amazing lamb was two dollars more than a starter at Shooters. I know, right? It’s been a long time since I’ve found a place earning of such praise.
One of my friends opened a restaurant. I haven’t been yet because a) I’m a jerk and b) I’m saving it for a special occasion which is coming up later this month. This review from Chris Dias, who does not go easy on his subjects makes me all the more excited.
My day, all day— dealing with the aftermath of this. Big show tomorrow.
Edit: I’m glad I only work for a current affairs show, as opposed to being a first responder. Or actually working in a place like this (though I used to). Whenever my job is really stressful, it’s because someone else is in a much, much more stressful situation.
It is not just a philosophical beacon of hope that we can be better than we are, it is a pragmatic tool to ensure those who are trapped by ignorance that the power they might want to wield against the less popular – like gays, First Nations, women, the poor, immigrants i.e. most of us – isn’t actually legal.
“Backyard Shade” by Beach Velvet (bandcamp)
I was going through the Hype Machine and discovered a set of songs that had been posted from an album I didn’t expect to get to the Hype Machine. Beach Velvet is a side project of Maple You Know, great lo-fi stuff from Prince George. I think this marks the first time a Prince George band has made it onto the Hype Machine, which in hipster internet terms is like making it onto Billboard. So pretty cool.